Runner Of The Year

Ray Thorne Memorial

A bequest was donated to the club following the death of ex-member Ray Thorne. It has been agreed that this bequest shall be used for an annual award to the Runner of the Year to be made in commemoration of Ray Thorne. It has been further agreed that the Runner of the Year will be determined by a vote by the current members of the club to select one male and one female runner that have been outstanding during the year. The results of the vote will be announced and the award made at the annual club dinner at the beginning of next year. Separate commemorative shields will be provided for male and female runners and may be held on loan for the year by the winners and returned at the end of the year to the Chairman. An impression of what the shields will look like is shown below.

The following process to select the runners will be followed:

Each member may vote once for one male runner and one female runner, i.e. a female runner may vote for one female runner and one male runner, similarly a male runner may vote for one male runner and one female runner.     Voting Form

The votes shall be returned to the Chairman, David Clubb either by email to "David Clubb" or in paper form by hand at the club or posted to David Clubb.


Members can adopt their own reasons for who they vote for. These reasons could include:

  • fastest performance during the year,
  • most improved performance,
  • most consistent performance,
  • most races completed during the year
  • attendance on Wednesday evenings
  • any other reason selected by the voter, however, the award is intended for running activities not service to the club.

The result shall be determined by the number of votes cast for both female and male runners. The most votes will determine the winner in each case. Should there be a tie then the Chairman will have the casting vote. The decision of the Chairman & Club Coach will be final.

List if Previous Winner Here 


Winners of the Ray Thorne Memorial Shield

2016

 John HARDY & Yain SOLOMON